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Press Release March 16th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Michelle Rosner
mrosner@1stfinancialfcu.org
636-916-8339

1st Financial Federal Credit Union Hosts Free Shred Day for Members & Community

Wentzville, MO, March 16, 2011–1st Financial Federal Credit Union will host a free Shred Event for members and the community on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the St. Charles, Hazelwood and Wentzville 1st Financial branch offices.

The shred professionals from Shred-it will be on site to offer free shred services. Shred-it will shred items such as old statements, receipts, credit card offers, and other documents containing personal information. Shred days have grown in popularity in recent years thanks in part to the rise of identity theft.

According to Frank Nelson, President and CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, "Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. As a credit union, our mission is to help people make the most of their money and protect their financial well being. By providing a free shred day event, we continue our mission of "People Helping People".

The 1st Financial branch locations hosting the Shred Event are: St. Charles- 1550 Country Club Plaza, MO 63303; Hazelwood- 5916 N. Lindbergh, Hazelwood, MO 63042; Wentzville- 1232 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385. For more information, call 1st Financial at (636) 916-8300.

1st Financial is a member owned full-service financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams. In addition to providing excellent member service, 1st Financial strives to offer the most cutting-edge financial products and strives to be The Better Way to Bank.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 33,000 members and $210 million in assets, 1st Financial is a full service financial institution dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial dreams. For over 40 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables us to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.

About Credit Unions

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 186 million members in 97 countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans.

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